Writing about Reading
I thought I’d try something new. Once a week, I’m going to mull over a random thought related to books, stories, reading, and whatnot in a Writing about Reading post. I’ve mostly published posts about books—why not also write about reading as well? After all, having the time to curl up with a fantastic story is so precious with my schedule recently, and reading has always been one of my favorite spare-time (and breakfast-time and waiting for the bus-time and right-before-bed-time) hobbies.
Fancy Tassels, Holograms, and CVS Receipts
It’s getting late in the night, and you—yawning and squinting— haven’t finished the final book in that exciting series yet.
The bus is pulling up and spewing a gallon of pungent gas, and you—glancing up and fumbling with your purse—are right in the middle of a shocking revelation in that crime mystery you’re reading.
Some days, I’m prepared. Most of the time, I’m not and fall back on grabbing any scrap—used Post-it, grocery store receipt, movie ticket stub—and sliding it into my book. The next time I crack open the cover and thumb past the pages’ edges, I see where it sticks out, gallantly saving my place.
To avoid the capital crimes of “dog-earring” and mistreating a book (especially hardcover…those things are so prone to split spines and dislodged pages) by leaving it facedown on a surface, I use bookmarks.
A few that I own…
This doesn’t look that fancy, but I made it with a couple of adorable adopted children at a charity event, and one of them was sweet enough to let me have one too!
Store-bought or hand-made gift, these bookmarks are almost too pretty to be used.
Check these out…
On Etsy and the World Wide Web, there’s a fantastic array of creative bookmark designs. With goodies like these, reading a book gets even more awesome. Some of my favorites include:
Penguin Books’ All-Time Classics
Nothing Design Studio
Seasonaldelights Etsy Shop
Pietari Posti for Felix Jud Bookshops